Top auction picks | Featuring three special catalogues

You’ve got until the 4th and 5th of May to bid on marcels from across France’s vineyards and from several foreign regions. Champagne, Piedmont, Castilla y León, three special catalogues also feature the finest wines from Burgundy and the Rhône Valley. Rarities not to be missed include 2002 Petrus, 1988 Romanée-Conti from Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, 1995 Château Rayas, 1997 Langhe Sori Tildin from Angelo Gaja, and 1994 Ribera-del-Duero Unico from Vega Sicilia…

La Belle France

We start our little tour of France in the Champagne region, with both non-vintage bottles and cuvées that date from 1979 to 2017. There are some names you might recognise: Pierre Peters, Krug, Salon, Selosse, Bruno Paillard, and Ruinart… A cuvée not to be missed? The 1979 Clos du Mesnil from Krug.

Let’s head to the Loire, and its vintages between 2015 and 2020, a region with a thousand colours and faces. Featured from Clos Rougeard are the Saumur-Champigny Le Bourg and the Saumur Brézé. Richard Leroy’s Coteaux-du-Layon Faye d’Anjou Clos des Rouliers is also waiting for your bids.

In the Jura, estates in the spotlight include Jean-François Ganevat, Overnoy-Houillon, and Domaine des Miroirs, all top-quality whites to try at least once. Further south we find the Languedoc, where the famous Grange des Pères is available in various vintages (1993 to 2018, including 2009 and 2010). We also have to mention the wines of Mas Daumas Gassac and Roc d’Anglade. This would also be the time to stock up on mature vintages from famous Bordeaux Châteaux: 2002 Petrus, 1990 Mouton-Rothschild, and 1990 Cheval-Blanc are just a few examples.

Beyond France

Two of our top-pick countries in this auction are Italy (especially the Piedmont region) and Spain with gems from Castilla y León. In Piedmont, the vineyards have been thriving for eons, hence why we have such a magnificent selection of perfectly aged cuvées. Some of them even come from the region’s finest names, such as Angelo Gaja, Luciano Sandrone, Elio Altare, and Roagna. From Spain there are two especially sumptuous vintages to note. Firstly, the 1994 Ribera del Duero Unico from Vega Sicilia, a unique wine made using unusual vinification and maturation methods. Then there’s the 2004 Ribera del Duero Flor de Pingus from the Pingus estate, the domain’s second wine made from Tempranillo vines aged between 30 and 50 years, a very fine achievement by Peter Sisseck.

Three special catalogues

This sale also features three special catalogues from the cellar of a single vendor, focusing on wines from Burgundy and the Rhône Valley. Some ideas for lots you don’t want to miss? 2005 Montrachet from Domaine Ramonet, 2012 Meursault Les Perrières from Coche-Dury, 2014 Aligoté Sous Chatelet from Domaine Leroy, 2010 Bonnes-Mares from Jacques-Frédéric Mugnier, an exceptional three-magnum lot of 2007 Châteauneuf-du-Pape XXL from Domaine de La Janasse, and the 2005 Hermitage Ex Voto from Guigal.

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